Nikon® D800 Review, 8.9 out of 10 based on 39 ratings
A little under a week ago, the highly anticipated Nikon D800 started shipping to photographers who pre-ordered the camera. Now that people have finally gotten their hands on this innovative DLSR, reviews are starting to pop up everywhere, and most reviewers only have good things to stay about the camera. The D800 is Nikon’s latest professional DLSR, and it’s the successor to Nikon’s popular D700. The D700 was undoubtedly a good quality camera. However, it wasn’t quite as groundbreaking as it seems the D800 is going to be. The D800 takes camera technology to a whole new level, giving photographers a chance to experiment with new camera technology and, ultimately, take better, bolder, more impressive photos. Of course, the D800 isn’t perfect. It has a few shortcomings, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great camera. Here’s what you need to know about this new DLSR:
Nikon D800 Pros
- This camera comes with a full frame 35.9×24.0mm sensor. Its large, full-frame sensor allows the camera to capture attractive, clear, and detailed images easily.
- The D800 is able to distinguish 25.3 bits of color. So, the images it captures are able to come out incredibly vibrant in color.
- Since the D800 is able to capture clear, high quality images at ISO speeds up to 2,853, this camera is ideal for low-light situations.
- With only 42 ms of shutter lag, D800 users spend less time waiting and more time taking pictures.
- A dynamic range of 14.4 EV allows the D800 to expertly pick up on lighting details like beams of light and shadows.
- This camera’s sensor is 36.3 MP, which means the D800 is highly capable of picking up all the details of a scene.
- A super fast max shutter speed of 1/8000 of a second allows this camera to capture clear pictures of subjects in motion.
- This camera can record True HD movies in 1080p.
Nikon D800 Cons
- This camera does not come with built-in image stabilization, which means images captured in shaky, unsteady conditions come out blurry.
- Without a flip-out screen, the D800’s large 3.2 inch screen isn’t as useful as it could be when users are recording videos or trying to take difficult shots.
- Compared to other professional DLSRs, this camera has a sluggish continuous shooting speed. Its 4 frames per second continuous shooting speed can slow photographers down if they want to take several pictures in a row in a short period of time.
- The D800’s battery isn’t as powerful as the batteries of many professional DLSRs. It only allows for 900 shots between charges.
All in all, this new Nikon DLSR is one of the camera’s company’s best creations yet. If you want a reliable camera that takes incredible images, the Nikon D800 is definitely one you should consider.